No. 76 March Term, 1977, On Appeal from the Order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 8 T.D. 1975, Reversing the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, PERA-R-2209-W.
David S. Posner, Washington, for appellants.
Edward H. Feege, Allentown, for Pa. State Assn. of County Com'rs.
Louis B. Kushner, Pittsburgh, for Service Emp. Intern. Union.
Charles N. Sweet, Paul L. Stevens, Morrisville, for Pa. State Assn. of County Com'rs.
Alexander Unkovic, Frederick J. Francis, Pittsburgh, for amicus curiae, Pa. Conference of Trial Judges.
Roberts, Justice. Packel, J., did not participate in the decision of this case. Manderino, J., joins and files a concurring opinion. Nix, J., concurs in the result.
In this appeal,*fn1 we hold that appellees, commissioners of Washington County, are the managerial representative in collective bargaining and representation proceedings under the Public Employe Relations Act (Act 195)*fn2 involving employees supervised*fn3 by appellants, judges of the Court of
Common Pleas of Washington County, and that appellees' exercise of this responsibility does not unconstitutionally interfere with ...